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69-year-old John Force races to 149th NHRA Funny Car win

John Force raced to his first victory of the season and record-extending 149th career Funny Car win Sunday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals.

The 69-year-old Force ended a frustrating crash-filled drought to win for the eighth time at Bandimere Speedway, edging Ron Capps in the final with a 4.075-second run at 315.42 mph.

"We're starting to put it back together," Force said. "I found myself with all the crashes and everything that happened probably at the lowest point in my career. It has been worse than when I crashed in 2007. I have been fighting to get back. I had four crashes and after my last one."

Force drove the John Force Racing Camaro...